Far out, man! What this means is that we are tinkering with the math model to find the best engineering model. It's warp theory in the making.
You too can tinker with the numbers. Download Dr White's pdf document entitled Warp Field Mechanics 101. If you don't understand it all, at least you know where you stand in learning this level of math and physics.
|IXS Enterprise - artist envisioned warp ship|
As an added bonus for the public, Dr White got together with artist Mark Rademaker to produce a pic of what a warp capable ship could look like according to the math of the warp theory. They called the ship IXS Enterprise. How cool is that?